Commenting on the development, Yuri Balychev, first deputy general director at Ukrkosmos, said: “Our new teleport service is unique to the marketplace, as it allows local DTH operators to use several satellites simultaneously, based on factors such as capacity and geographical location. To get the most out of the teleport’s bandwidth, we needed to partner with an expert in video compression solutions.
“Harmonic’s Electra X2 media processor offers bandwidth efficiency, exceptional video quality and scalability giving our customers the means to drive new revenue-generating services now and in the future.”
Ian Graham, vice president of sales, EMEA, at Harmonic, added: “Today’s operators are looking for cost-effective distribution methods for their channels without sacrificing video quality.
“Harmonic has extensive experience working with DTH operators and delivers significantly improved efficiency, better video quality and simplified upgradeability over competing encoder technologies. As Ukrkosmos’ teleport grows, and its customers’ video delivery requirements change, the Electra X2 solution will scale to keep their DTH business competitive.”